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Wondering why your property taxes are going up?
If you live in Alexandria, you can blame some of it on growing pains.
The city’s overall expenses are set to increase about 10 percent next year, according to information presented at Monday’s truth in taxation hearing.
Ten chairs were left open for residents of Alexandria School District 206 at the district’s annual Truth in Taxation hearing Tuesday night.
Although most of the chairs were filled, only three were taken by residents wishing to make comments – one by Alexandria Mayor Dan Ness; one by a young man who recently purchased a house for his family and wanted information about how his taxes were figured; and the other by an elderly woman who has a summer home on Lake L’Homme Dieu.
Douglas County plans to hold its annual truth-in-taxation meeting at 7 p.m. in the basement of the county’s public works building. The Central Lakes Region Sanitary District has also scheduled its 2009 budget hearing for 7 p.m. at the Leaf Valley Town Hall.
Douglas County commissioners approved Friday the county’s 2009 preliminary tax levy of $22.77 million.
A $2.37 million jump over this year’s levy, if it holds it would be the largest county tax increase in five years.
Minnesota lawmakers had one thing on their minds last May – budgets.
As they worked feverishly in the waning days of the spring session to trim spending and balance the state’s books, the Legislature, at Governor Tim Pawlenty’s behest, passed a law capping how much counties could increase their annual tax levies.
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